The Oxfam-DelAgua Single Incubator Water Testing Kit, designed for microbiological water monitoring via detection of indicator organisms (faecal coliforms) for E. coli, cholera, salmonella and other faecal water borne pathogens, is the most popular portable water testing system in the developing world. Built with an internal battery, it is capable of up to 5 incubation cycles between recharges making it completely independent for a full week of off-site surveying. The kit was designed to help provide information about the safety of water supplies in difficult situations where laboratory facilities do not exist. Designed to carry out six basic tests to measure the quality of drinking water the kit is primarily used in the field, but may also be used in a laboratory or other permanent locations.
The kit can be supplied with a range of accessories and upgrades that will increase the scope of your water quality monitoring. It has been upgraded into a Pelican Case for easy carrying and durability and includes a 2-pin standard European plug. Each kit is provided with a complete pack of consumables for 200 plates and a range of spares and replacement parts are available for all equipment and apparatus. Please enquire for details.
You will need the following items to start testing:
The kit will perform the following tests:
Thermotolerant (faecal) Coliform Count: The kit includes a portable, battery-powered incubator capable of making five cycles of incubation. Thermotolerant (faecal) Coliform counts can be obtained within 14 to 18 hours of sampling giving a reliable indication of sanitary risk without need for transport or laboratory facilities.
Turbidity Test: A measure of the amount of suspended matter in a water supply. Suspended material may consume chlorine disinfectants and require treatment before disinfection.
Chlorine & pH Tests: Many emergency water supplies are dosed with chlorine disinfectant to ensure their safety for drinking. These tests allow rapid assessment of chlorine levels and aid the efficient control of dosing thereby ensuring that enough chlorine is present to safeguard the supply.
Other Tests: A conductivity meter is provided as an optional component of the kit. Conductivity provides an indication of contamination e.g. saline intrusion or sewage pollution. Additional equipment can be included on request.